Pet owners will find the Scripps Ranch Veterinary Hospital and two dog-friendly restaurants, Zpizza, and Watami Sushi, that allow your pup to join their people in outdoor seating areas. Grocery stores, eateries, and other shops and services can also be accessed here by pedestrians.
Share a bite to eat on a patio with your pup, stroll through the residential area, or take an adventurous hike in the natural spaces throughout the year as San Diego enjoys beautiful, warm weather most of the year. Winters are colder, but temperatures are still mild. There are some overcast and rainy days in the spring, but they do not have to dampen your outings if you are prepared with a waterproof jacket!
Miramar Lake is situated on the north border of the community and is also associated with natural greenways. Residential streets feature elevation changes and hills can be difficult for people and pups to navigate, especially if you or your dog has mobility issues. There are sidewalks located along residential streets, so you and your furry friend have a safe, separate pedestrian way and do not have to share the road with local vehicles.
There are plenty of greenways and wilderness terrain in and around Scripps Ranch for you and your dog to explore. On the north side, Lake Miramar is ringed by the Lake Miramar hiking trail and plenty of open natural terrain as well as Overlook Park with its developed recreational facilities. Fishing and boating on the lake are popular pastimes and the five-mile trail around the waterway is a great place to take your dog for a fun hike.
To the south, the wilderness terrain that occupies the bulk of the region features plenty of steep hills with views and many hiking trails to explore with your pet. Several natural areas extend into the developed community like Hoyt Park, Jerabek Park, Hendrix Park, and Derenbecker Cove.
The Meanley Open Dog Park is located in Scripps Ranch and is a great place for your dog to socialize and play off-leash. For an enclosed off-leash park, visit the Poway Dog Park which is just a short drive to the north.